About Hakim Boularbah
Hakim Boularbah specialises in the field of complex and international dispute resolution. His practice covers civil and corporate litigation and arbitration, especially where it presents an urgent or a cross-border dimension. Hakim is one of the most renowned specialists of collective redress. He is currently defending the first class actions and follow-on actions brought in Belgium. He also has an extensive practice in enforcement of foreign judgments or awards (especially against sovereigns) as well as in obtaining interim reliefs and protective measures or resisting to them. Hakim also frequently acts as counsel or arbitrator in international arbitration matters.
Hakim is professor at the Université de Liège where he teaches Civil Procedure Law. He is the author of numerous books and publications on civil procedure, private international law and arbitration law.
Chambers & Partners – Global Edition 2020 – Dispute Resolution – ranked Band 1
Hakim Boularbah is a highly regarded litigator boasting expertise in cross-border class actions and post-M&A disputes. He also offers experience in arbitrations and the enforcement of arbitral awards. According to one commentator, "on a technical level, he is an excellent lawyer and a very good litigator."
Chambers & Partners – Global Edition 2019 – Dispute Resolution – ranked Band 1
Hakim Boularbah is regarded by one source as "A brilliant lawyer and astute tactician who is very client-friendly. He is one of the most reliable people when providing opinions. He is very efficient and the quality of service is excellent. His practice encompasses civil and commercial litigation, as well as assisting multinational clients with complex cross-border arbitration.
Legal 500 – Dispute Resolution – ranked tier 1 in 2018
Group head Hakim Boularbah, who "quickly analyses complex situations to provide tailored advice", represented Proximus in a class action filed by Belgian consumer protection organisation Test-Achats.
Who’s Who Legal – Arbitration 2019 – ranked as Leader
The 'brilliant' Hakim Boularbah is emphatically praised by sources who assert that he is "extremely smart and perfectly masters his cases."